Practice makes perfect. We offer a number of different ways to develop your writing, no matter what stage of your career.

Writers teach writing
Absolute beginner? Every year, we partner with a venue to run and 8-week course aimed at Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent artists who have not written a play before. Seasoned pro? Each course is devised and run by a Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent writer, meaning we’re also looking for teachers.

Unsolicited scripts
An unsolicited script is one that has not come to us via a professional source, such as a theatre or an agent. So, if you have a script but don’t have an agent, we want to read it! We read plays from any writer who identifies as Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent. It’s worth remembering that unsolicited scripts don’t often get produced, but it is how relationships between writers and companies start.

Script reports and feedback
We guarantee feedback on any play we receive from a Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent writer. Writers will receive a script report in writing, in person, over the phone, or online. Reports aim to identify a script’s strengths and weaknesses and assist writers with their next draft.

Please be patient with us. We receive a LOT of scripts, and it may take us a little while to get back to you.

Coffee mornings
We sometimes invite writers to join one of our monthly coffee mornings. These drop-in sessions take place online and give writers the opportunity to meet other writers and receive peer-to-peer support. A member of the literary team will be there to facilitate.

We also offer some writers the chance to take part in masterclasses. These half-day sessions led by creative professionals aim to diversify writers’ skillsets with which to sustain lasting careers. Taking place in person and online, we cover travel for those attending in person.